Jazz Band

Jazz on 2nd Ave

 

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Audition information for NHS Jazz Band 2017/18

  1. Fill out your personal information here.
  2. Please record yourself playing the following the scales:
  • Chromatic scale – 1 or more octaves (slurred up and down)
  • Concert F Major scale (legato tongued up and down)
  • Concert Bb Blues (swing 8th notes, legato tongued up and down)

3. Please record yourself playing the following excerpts. (If you would like to be considered for Advanced Jazz Band you should play the “Adv. Jazz Band” excerpt. )

Saxophone – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 9 only

Trumpet – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 8 only

Trombone – moderate swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – last 10 measures only

Piano – bright swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 45
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 33

Guitar – moderate swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – first 8 measures (w/ repeat!) only

Bass – medium swing

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 14 only

Drums

  • Adv. Jazz Band – both Swing and Bossa Nova
  • Jazz Band – Swing excerpt only

4. Email your best recording to hendricks_robert@svvsd.org by Sunday, March 12th.

Practice hard – competition in some sections can be fierce! Good luck!